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Submitted on Wednesday, 25th March 2009
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Will Larter left this review about Bucks Head
This is a fairly standard street corner boozer with loud music and pictures of London celebrities on the walls for the tourists: The Who, Twiggy, a red bus, The Beatles? There are lots of small tables, each with a numbered block of wood with menus stuck in it, although this doesn't feel like much of a dining pub. Seating is mostly low stools, but there are some benches by the walls and a couple of leather arm chairs. The music was ok, although if I'd been hoping to engage in conversation I would have struggled.
There were two real ales available: Brains IPA and Fullers London Pride. I tried the Brains, which at 3.4% has got to be the lowest strength I've ever seen for this beer type. It was also low on taste, which may not have been the fault of the brewer, and a little warm, but then we were having the British summer this week, so maybe that could be excused. I was charged £1.85 for a half, which suggests that a pint would be £3.70. I wouldn't go out of my way to come here again.
On 27th July 2012
- rating: 3
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Bucks Head
Small 'L'-shaped bar, with thin steel columns supporting the upper floors so the original rooms must have been tiny. Traditional dark furniture, but rather more fashionable decor. Sports TVs. Exterior has been repainted fairly recently, making the Truman plaque more prominent but the unusal pub signs on each facade less so. Two of the three handpumps were working, offering Pride and Lighthouse (£3.60).
On 16th June 2012
- rating: 6
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Roger Button left this review about Bucks Head
I must have walked past the Bucks Head hundreds of times without ever feeling any great desire to enter. The exterior proudly displays its heritage as part of the Truman, Hanbury Buxton & Co empire but sadly that is about all that is left of its features. Inside is a typically designer orientated retro style pub with hints of an art deco reproduction. The beers were mainstream beers and lagers with 3 hand pumps; London Pride, Adnams Broadside (which was off) and one unused. Prices were pretty hefty with nothing on the price list being below £3.30 a pint). Measures were woeful and the imported barman didn't really grasp the concept of topping up. My pint was still way short AFTER it had been supposedly topped up (at my request). For foodies, there was a reasonably priced chain pub grub menu but nothing you can't get anywhere else in pretty much any Camden pub. The main attraction of the place is probably the small roof terrace that overlooks the bustling and lively Camden Market but, having now made the effort to pop inside and being distinctly underwhelmed, I think I will continue to carry on walking past in the future.
On 19th September 2009
- rating: 3
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